All great chefs and experienced home cooks have a couple of go-to side dishes that work with just about everything - this is one of our favorites. Roasted red bliss potatoes are extremely easy to prepare and they produce a hearty, rustic side that compliments countless dishes. Feel free to make this recipe your own by adding different herbs or using different potato types. The world of roasted potatoes is wild and free.
- 2 lbs red bliss potatoes, halved or quartered into 1” by 1” pieces
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2-3 sprigs rosemary, stripped and chopped fine
- Olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper
First, preheat your Stargazer cast iron skillet over low heat for 5 minutes. After the skillet is sufficiently preheated, add in a few tablespoons of olive oil and turn the heat to medium-high.
In a bowl, toss you potatoes with a tablespoon of olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary - make sure the potatoes are completely coated and the seasonings are evenly distributed. Keep the garlic on the side for now.
When your skillet is sufficiently hot, pour in the potatoes. With a pair of tongs, try to turn each potato so that the cut side is facing down. This isn’t 100% necessary, but it will ensure that you get really nice, brown potatoes. Cook with the cut side down for 5 minutes - then, give them a stir and cook for another 5 minutes. After the potatoes have been cooking for 10 minutes or so, give them one more stir and add in the garlic with them. Cook for 5 more minutes or until you can easily pass a fork through a potato.